DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) --A father and son from Dublin are facing misdemeanor charges of allowing an 18-year-old to drink at their house before he crashed his car and died.
Brian and Cameron Willms were charged under the city's "social-host ordinance." The first-degree misdemeanor carries a jail term of up to 180 days.
Eighteen-year-old Stephen Romanelli drove away from the Willms' home in Dublin on Aug. 3 and died when his car hit a tree. He was speeding and his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.
The Willmses told police that the father didn't know the son's underage friends were drinking in the basement that night.